Author Archives: dweir

Littleton Rally

My husband and I stopped by for a very enthusiastic stop on the Brown bus tour. We stayed for about an hour, and people were still streaming in to get a chance to meet Scott. The campaign office in Littleton is just Rt. 495, and there was a lot of traffic as we neared rush hour. It was loud!! Lots…

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It’s pretty big, Peter

( – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Earlier this week, PP asked: So how big a loophole IS ‘convenience’?  Big enough for a Mack truck? Indeed, Peter. Indeed. The Massachusetts constitutional provisions with respect to so called emergency preambles, and the related referendum, differ from those in effect in certain other States. One principal difference is that, in Massachusetts, the justification…

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The logic of local aid cuts

I haven’t been able to find a list of FY09 local aid cuts by community. Does anyone have this data? The Lowell Sun recently listed the proposed FY10 cuts for 21 area communities. The amounts ranged from a low of 4.1% for Tyngsboro (with Westford a close second at 4.3%) to a high of 40% each for Groton and Dunstable.…

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I thought it was $250,000?

(Barack Obama lies through his teeth!!! – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Update(EaBo): New York Post picks up on the story. Gaffe-prone Joe Biden put his foot in his mouth again yesterday, mistakenly excluding millions of Americans from his running mate’s tax-cut proposal. The Delaware senator’s latest blunder came while discussing Republican tax policies during a television interview in his hometown…

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